Today is the Day
This article is for that woman that is at home living with a very big secret. On the outside everyone thinks that she is in a great relationship and that her life is fine. On the inside she is dying.
She is ashamed to tell anyone what is really going on. She fears that they will judge her and judge him. It was not always that way, she was happy in the beginning of their relationship.
The first time it happened he was very upset and she felt that she provoked him. She had never seen him so angry.
She heard about other women in abusive relationships and thought that they were dumb for staying. Now that she is in an abusive relationship she sees why it is so hard for them to leave. She loves him and thinks that he will change.
As time goes on, it seems as if the beatings are getting worse. She has to wear makeup to hide her bruises. She is stuck in a cycle of violence and does not know what to do.
Let today be the day. Let today be the day that you tell that trusted friend what has been going in your relationship. Let today be the day that you start making plans on how to leave that destructive relationship.
Let today be the day that you realize that someone who truly loves you cannot and will not hurt you. I know that it will be hard and that it is easier said than done.
If you keep doing the same things, you will get the same results. You may not survive the next beating. Today is the day that you pack up all your stuff and leave him alone.
Today is the day that you take control of your life and choose to be happy again. Let today be the day that you shed no more tears.
If you or someone you know are in an abusive relationship, call the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Please get help.